Scandalized by Me

Biblical Text: Luke 7:18-28

This is a stand alone sermon (most of mine are) but with John the Baptist at the center it is something of a pair with last week. It is a scene of taking stock. John’s in prison and going to lose his head. Has his work been at all meaningful? The one he said must increase doesn’t look exactly like what he was proclaiming the loudest. Jesus, are you sure what you are doing? Is the prophet and his prophetic words true? Does this grace that can be seen in this hour align with that word? How do grace and truth go together? They go together in the one Christ. Blessed is the one who is not scandalized by me.

Daily Lectionary Podcast – Psalm 22:19-26 and Luke 22:47-71

Psalm 22:19-26
Luke 22:47-71
God’s abiding with the afflicted
The deliverance from our long affliction

Daily Lectionary Podcast – Judges 15:1-16:3 and Galatians 3:23-4:11

Judges 15:1-16:3
Galatians 3:23-4:11
The idiocy of Samson, In Weakness real strength, The law as teacher